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Empirical analysis of dependence between stations in Chinese railway network

  • Wang, Yong-Li College of Physics Science and Technology, Yangzhou University, China
  • Zhou, Tao Department of Modern Physics and Nonlinear Science Center, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China - Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Shi, Jian-Jun College of Physics Science and Technology, Yangzhou University, China
  • Wang, Jian College of Physics Science and Technology, Yangzhou University, China
  • He, Da-Ren College of Physics Science and Technology, Yangzhou University, China
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    24.03.2009
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  • Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. - 2009, vol. 388, no. 14, p. 2949-2955
English A railway transportation system can be represented by a bipartite network consisting of trains and stations, where a train is connected to all stations where it stops. In this paper, motivated by the resource-allocation process taking place on networks, we design a method to project a Chinese train-station bipartite network into a weighted station network. A new metric is proposed to quantify the dependence between pairs of stations, which is shown to follow a shifted power-law distribution. In addition, we compare the resource-allocation method and the well-known multiple-edge method, and the results indicate that our proposed method is more reasonable.
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